Winter Leadership Institute – Opportunities to Learn and Connect

Last week the Head Start community convened at the National Head Start Association (NHSA) Winter Leadership Institute in Arlington, Virginia. This year’s theme was “The Next Generation of Commitment” and it truly was an exciting time to think about our path forward. If you attended, you probably noticed a focus on change; change leadership, strengthening change, and applying lessons learned to Head Start. It’s always interesting to hear how programs are thinking innovatively about new ways to leverage resources to serve more families in different ways. Did you have a favorite session, or make a new connection at the event? It was great to see so many committed people coming together in the same room to talk about how to strengthen Head Start. If we missed you at the Winter Leadership Institute we hope we’ll find other ways to connect soon!

As we walk away from informative conferences like the Winter Leadership Institute, we ask ourselves what can we do with the information we learned? As you return to your programs, think about how you can apply what you learned to real life challenges and opportunities you are experiencing.

Thank you.

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We have successfully worked with agencies in every round of recompetition to write winning grants, design competitive programs, confirm prudent budgets, and plan for a manageable start-up period.  Contact Amy Augenblick, Executive Director, at (703) 599-4329 or augenblick@foundationsforfamilies.com to learn about how we can help.

DRS4 – 91 links to FOA applications grants.gov

On October 1, 2015 OHS released most of the forecasted DRS4 FOAs to grants.gov.  Interestingly, there were 98 on the forecast and there are 91 on grants.gov now.

These service areas were forecasted but have not, yet, arrived at grants.gov: 1) CA: City of Oakland, 2) LA: Ouachita Parish, 3) MI: Oakland County, 4) MI: Wayne County with the exception of the City of Detroit, 5) RI: Washington County including Block Island, 6) WA: King County, outside the city limits of Seattle and Pierce County outside Tacoma School District boundaries, and 7) WA: Snohomish County with the exception of the Communities of Arlington, Granite Falls, Marysville and Sultan.

If your service area is listed below, the your DRS4 FOA is on grants.gov.

They are due on November 30, 2015.  Analysis of DRS4 FOA is underway and we will share that soon.

Alabama

Barbour, Covington, Henry, and Geneva Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Clay, Randolph, and Talladega Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Alaska

Municipality of Anchorage – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Arizona

Maricopa County, excluding the City of Phoenix – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Arkansas

Baxter, Boone, Marion, Newton, Searcy, and Van Buren Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Little River, Miller, Sevier and Howard Counties – Head Start

Colorado

Yuma County – Head Start

Connecticut

Tolland and Windham Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Florida

Alachua, Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy and Marion Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Brevard County – Early Head Start

Taylor County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Gulf, Calhoun, Liberty, Wakulla, and Madison Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Lake County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Georgia

Cobb, Hall, Hart, Rabun, Union, Dawson, Gilmer, Forsyth, Pickens, Habersham, Stephens, Gwinnett, Franklin, Cherokee, Lumpkin, Douglas, Fannin, White, Towns, and Banks Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Dodge, Jones, Peach, Wilcox, Laurens, Telfair, Bleckley, Treutlen, Montgomery, Wilkinson, Crawford, Wheeler, Pulaski, Houston, and Twiggs Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Ware, Bacon, Clinch, Pierce, Appling, Atkinson, Charlton, Jeff Davis, Brantley, Candler, Toombs, and Coffee Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Hawaii

Island of Oahu and Big Island of Hawaii – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Idaho

Adams, Canyon, Gem, Payette, Washington, Owyhee and Valley Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Power, and Twin Falls Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Illinois

Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, and Macoupin Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Indiana

DeKalb County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Grant County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Iowa

Adams, Madison, Ringgold, Taylor, and Union Counties  – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Delaware, Dubuque, and Jackson Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Kansas

Barton, Pawnee, Rice and Stafford Counties – Head Start

Cowley County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Geary County – Head Start

Harper and Sedgwick Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Shawnee County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Kentucky

Jefferson County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Oldham County – Head Start

Louisiana

Caddo Parish – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Evangeline Parish – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Jefferson Parish – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Vernon Parish – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Maine

York County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Maryland

Anne Arundel County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Massachusetts

City of Boston – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Michigan

Branch County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Lenawee County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Muskegon and Oceana Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Minnesota

Benton, Sherburne, and Stearns Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon and Redwood Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Mississippi

Adams, Amite, Jefferson, and Wilkinson Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Hinds County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Missouri

Camden, Crawford, Gasconade, Laclede, Maries, Miller, Phelps, and Pulaski Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Franklin and Jefferson Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

St. Louis County, and Portions of the City of St. Louis – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Nebraska

Lancaster and Saunders Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

New Jersey

Hoboken, Jersey City, and the City of Plainfield – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Ironbound section of the City of Newark – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Union City and the Towns of North Bergen, West New York, and Kearney – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

New Mexico

Bernalillo, Rio Arriba, and Taos Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Grant County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

New York

Chenango County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Clinton and Franklin Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Dutchess County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

North Carolina

Anson, Union, and Richmond Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Duplin County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

McDowell County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Pitt, Martin, and Beaufort Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

North Dakota

Burleigh, Kidder, Logan, Emmons, and McIntosh Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Grand Forks, Nelson, Steele, and Traill Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Ohio

Clinton County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Portions of Cuyahoga County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Geauga and Lake Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Oklahoma

Elk City in Beckham County, and Greer, Harmon, and Jackson Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Lincoln and Seminole Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Pennsylvania

Chester County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Crawford and Venango Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Fayette County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Franklin and Cumberland Counties, and the Community of Gardners within Adams County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Washington and Greene Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Westmoreland County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Puerto Rico

Barrios within the Municipality of Las Piedras – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Municipality of Carolina – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Municipality of Vega Alta and Barrios within the Municipalities of San Juan, Coamo, and Catano – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

South Carolina

Charleston, Berkeley, Calhoun, and Dorchester Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

South Dakota

Beadle, Brown, Campbell, Day, Edmunds, Faulk, Hand, McPherson, Marshall, Potter, Roberts, Spink, and Walworth Counties – Head Start

Tennessee

Dyer, Lake, Henry, Benton, Tipton, Fayette, Weakley, Lauderdale, Crockett, Madison, Carroll, Gibson, and Obion Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Henry, Gibson, and Weakley Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Texas

Andrews, Crane, Dawson, Gaines, Glasscock, Martin, and Upton Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lynn, Lubbock, Terry, and Yoakum Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Erath, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, and Wise Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Hidalgo County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Virginia

Cities of Newport News and Hampton – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Fairfax County including the Cities of Falls Church and Fairfax – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Washington

Kittitas County – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Wisconsin

Adams, Columbia, Dodge, Juneau, and Sauk Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Grant, Iowa, Lafayette and Richland Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Startv

Rock and Walworth Counties – Head Start and/or Early Head Start

Thank you

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If you are in Round 4 DRS and need help with your grant application, or if you are a delegate or otherwise qualified agency considering your options, please be in touch with Foundations of Families.

We have successfully worked with agencies in every round of recompetition to write winning grants, design competitive programs, confirm prudent budgets, and plan for a manageable start-up period. Contact Amy Augenblick, Executive Director at (703) 599-4329 or augenblick@foundationsforfamilies.com to learn about how we can help.

DRS4 FOAs Available on grants.gov

With no change in projected due date, the 91 DRS4 FOAs were released to grants.gov yesterday.

They are due on November 30, 2015.

Our initial review did not reveal major changes.  One minor but very helpful improvement: no page limit on the financial statements and audits (electronic file 3 of 3).  Also, there is now a total page limit of 250 (not including file 3).

Links are coming soon.

Remember, to see them go to grants.gov and click on the red button ‘go’ in the upper right corner, type 93.600 in the CFDA field and click search.  You will get the 91 DRS4 FOAs.  At that point, type any word that usually describes a county or city in your service area and click search again.  Your FOA should come up.  Click on that and then the PDF or html button on the right side.

Thank you.

**

If you are in Round 4 DRS and need help with your grant application, or if you are a delegate or otherwise qualified agency considering your options, please be in touch with Foundations of Families.

We have successfully worked with agencies in every round of recompetition to write winning grants, design competitive programs, confirm prudent budgets, and plan for a manageable start-up period. Contact Amy Augenblick, Executive Director at (703) 599-4329 or augenblick@foundationsforfamilies.com to learn about how we can help.